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travis. it is a long way to november. not that long a ways away. but we're already seeing some major shifts in the campaign, aren't we? >> reporter: that's right, don. leave the primaries behind. all that stuff is all behind us. this is a new day. mitt romney is probably feeling like a new man. you're already seeing the party from conservatives, maybe some independents starting to coalesce around him now that he's officially clinched the number needed to become the nominee. again, it will be official in tampa, in florida. but he's pretty much going to be the nominee. another thing that we saw happen as he clinched the nomination was on wednesday, president obama gave mitt romney a phone call. happened wednesday morning. we got word of it a little bit after. but both sides tell us it was a very brief conversation between the two men. they wished each other well. they said let's have a healthy debate. they talked a little bit briefly about their families. i guess wishing each other's families well out on the campaign trail. and guess what, don. just hours after that, the
gloves were back off again with brutal bickering back and forth from both sides going on just within hours of that phone call, both sides were back at it slamming each other. and just yesterday, on friday, both campaigns put out new videos, campaign videos. got to love those. take a listen at president obama using some republicans who are on the attack against romney in the primaries. >> i'm pretty proud of a very conservative record and that record i think will stand up to that of virtually anybody else running in this race. >> your failed as the governor of massachusetts. >> mitt romney is an economic heavyweight. we're in trouble. he was 47th out of 50 in job creation in the state of massachusetts when he was governor. >> he ended up third from the bottom in job creation. >> now, don, that was the obama camp turning tables is little
bit. you know, republicans have been using their own words against obama that. was them turning the tables. but in response, take a look at romney's latest offering. it came out yesterday. this was a tv ad put out, it's part three of his day 1 commercial that we've been seeing. >> president romney's leadership puts jobs first. but there's something more than legislation or new policy. it's the feeling we'll have that our country is back. back on the right track. that's what will be different about a romney presidency. >> even though that was a really positive tone in that romney add, take a listen at the words, back on track is something you'll hear a lot from team romney, putting the economy and the country back on track. >> don't go very far, because we're going to come back to you in less than tin minutes to talk about potential running mates. a judge sent mubarak to
prison for the rest of his life. zero reaction when he learned his fate. plenty reaction on the streets outside, though. at first, people celebrated the conviction and life sentence. then they got angry. when word spread that six ofe a free. live pictures after midnight in tahrir square. the square is still packed. the mood is lighter, with many people waving egyptian flags and cheering. i want you to watch this report from ben, he's been in the middle of it all day long. >> reporter: they greeted the verdict with joy. and tears.
prayers. and fireworks. a life sentence for mubarak and his hated interior minister. but inside the courtroom, it was a different scene, as anger erupts when the judge announced that senior officials in the interior ministry were found innocent, that mubarak's two sons were also found innocent of corruption charges. the initial reaction to the verdict against mubarak was one of joy, but that joy has soured as the details have sunk in. now they are chanting the arabic word for "illegitimate." during the brief session in the makeshift courtroom, mubarak showed no emotion. his eyes hidden behind dark glasses. before the verdict was announced, his supporters
outside banged out a message of loyalty, singing his praises and cursing the revolution that brought him down. state television personality says the revolution was a conspiracy. it was planned by the zioness, she tells me, beginning in iraq and tunisia and all the arab countries, including egypt. just a stones throw away, relatives of those killed in the revolution waited to hear the verdict, many holding the pictures of their dead sons and daughters. fatah kept the clothing his son was wearing when he was shot and calls for divine justice against me bar ex. his son was 11 years old. mubarak's lawyers say they'll file an appeal, hoping to overturn the verdict. the families of the dead, however, have already passed
theirs. >> we want to take you live now to tahrir square in cairo. quiet now. a massive crowd still gathered there. make sure you tune in, if things get tense and violent, we'll go there again. let me remind you what led up to this history-making life sentence for mubarak. he was president of egypt nearly 30 years. back in 1981, he declared a state of emergency that gave his police force almost complete power. that state of emergency was lifted only yesterday. and last year's uprising, about 840 demonstrators were killed, 6,000 people were injured in just 18 days. when the chaos was over, mubarak was out of office. military officers that took over brought mubarak to trial in august. mubarak could have been executed or he could have been set free. egyptians will go to the polls to pick a president for the first time democratically two weeks from today. across syria today, at least 27 people were killed, most in the besieged city of holmes.
opposition activists also said syrian troops burned houses and sent snipers into other residential areas. arab league foreign ministers met today to talk about who's keeping the conflict going. several ministers want the u.n. to get more deeply involved, possibly to include military action. the violence in syria spilled over the border into lebanon today, clashes between supporters and opponents of the assad regime left at least 12 people dead and 50 others injured in tripoli. national security forces are being sent into the area to enforce a cease-fire, which has been agreed upon by opposing factions. in maryland, cleanup is under way after a fierce storm tore through the northeast part of the state. high winds ripped off roofs and overturned cars and a number of people were freed after becoming trapped in their cars. flooding is the issue in the nation's capital as well. firefighters have made several water rescues, including helping three teenagers trapped on the edge of a bridge. the biggest wildfire, the state
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audition. you can tell. >> it's a huge audition. i did a cover story for cnn.com last week about how everyone's saying you know what? i'm not really interested in being mitt romney's running mate, but all are out there on the attack, most of them are on the attack against president obama, in a sense, like you said, auditioning. let's go through some of these names because they may be -- one of these people may be the person who's a heart beat away from the presidency. let's start with rob portman, the senator from ohio. pros and cons is ohio, ohio, ohio. that's a battleground state. no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. it's 18 electoral votes. a lot of republicans, a lot of independents deem him to be immediately qualified. a con is that he was in the bush white house. so that would give democrats -- they would jump at the chance to be able to run against another bush staffer. next on the list of potentials,
chris christie, the governor of new jersey. obviously, he's a rock star in many republican circles. straight talker, brash talker. could absolutely rebut vice president biden in a political contest. but governor christie is moderate on some issues, so that might actually not help romney with some conservatives who feel that romney himself is a little bit too moderate. and also, having another northeasterner on the ticket geographically might not be the best thing. another person, marco rubio. keep track of that name, don. our viewers should keep thinking about marco rubio, because he's also a rock star in republican circles. florida, battleground state. hispanic, young. very attractive tea partier, helping shore up some conservative support for romney there. but in terms of a con, a lot of people deem for him to not exactly be qualified, not quite
yet ready. he's only been a senator for a short time so. that might be a draw on him. last on our list, paul ryan, house budget chairman. he's got pros and cons. young, fresh face. but also, his budget proposals are something that democrats have been hammering away at. >> let's talk about the democratic side. we've been hearing this talk about joe biden getting thrown off the ticket and maybe hillary clinton. is that going to happen? >> it's not going to happen. it's something that we love to talk about, but the democrats have said that's not going to happen. republicans point to biden's gaffes, that the democratic campaign says are not gaffes, more like straight talk. but it's not going to happen. it's just really good for the speculation. >> that's the thing about joe biden. you love him or you hate him because of his frankness, let's just put it that way. >> that's right. >> a lot of people like that straight talk. thank you very much, appreciate it, shannon travis. you want to know what life is really like on the campaign trail? this tuesday, join wolf blitzer and the cnn political team,
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editorial. health officials say roughly ten million people are infected with chagas. >> is this difficult or impossible to cure? >> there are two medicines available, which if you catch the infection very early on, seem to have some beneficial effect on treating the patient. the problem is once the heart symptoms start, which is the most dreaded complication, the chagas cardiomyopathy, it no longer works very well. the immediate sins are extremely toxic. >> reporter: also, chagas is like aids because it's contaminated part of the blood supply in south america. this is ground zero for chagas, the bug prevalent in latin america. the parasite for chagas lives in its guts. it likes to hide in wall crevices and that muched roofs. at night, it drops on to people who are sleeping. when it ingests your bloorkd it
excretes the parasite at the same time. when you scratch the itch, the parasite moves into the wound and you're infected. you can be infected for decades before you actually get the severe symptoms of the disease. when you move into the severe stage, you can develop an enlarged heart or intestines that can burst. but dr. anthony fauci of the national institute of health says others are overstating the danger. >> i'm concerned that when people talk about comparisons with hiv, that that comparison would translate into thinking it's transmitted like it is with hiv, which is just not the case. >> reporter: he says it is transmitted primarily by the bug biting you, by pregnant women infecting their children, and by people living in areas where it's prevalent, donating blood that's not screened. dr. fouci says only about 20% of people who get infected will go on to get the life-threatening form of the disease and he says chagas does not pose a significant danger to people in
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giving him a $360,000 car for his birthday. discussing the controversy with our rob marciano for this week's "perry's principles." >> why is this playing so much in the media right now? >> somebody's son who was also a professional athlete. i think in part because p. diddy is a larger than life figure. and he flaunts his style. in a way in which it both engenders great pride for some of us and some disdain from others. so somewhere along the way, people feel like it's their responsibility to tell somebody how to do what they want to do with their life and in part, he is a public figure and that's part of the responsibility that we have. 100% of the graduates at our school go on to four-year colleges and 100% of those can't pay. they cannot pay without getting some sort of financial assistance. so i don't begrudge justin or
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millions of americans welcomed him into their living rooms each night to hear their news and his tagline "that's the way it is." walter cronkite defined what a journalist was through his 19-year heyday at cbs news. he reported on the most profound moments. a new book by author douglas brinkley details what made him tick, and why many americans, even presidents, considered him the most trusted man in america. >> i grew up watching walter cronkite like so many millions of americans. he was an icon. and a few years back, "the new york times" reporter mentioned to me before he passed that cronkite was most important journalist of the second half of the 20th century. kind of took me back a little bit. i always thought of print reporters being the most significant. but when you really look at what cronkite did, taking us through mccarthy era and space with john glenn, all the way to go on the moon with neal armstrong, really
going after nixon during watergate and famously the vietnam war, we lived in walter cronkite's cold war era, and his papers opened up at the university of texas, cooperation of walter cronkite's family and friends, so i took on the book. >> the book is not all glowing about walter cronkite. he was human, just like the rest of us, even though, you know, we make him out to be this sort of anchorman superhero. >> it's hard to live up to being the most trusted man in america. that was what he was dubbed by 1972 from a actually poll and the cbs publicists ran with it. walter cronkite was very trusted. his integrity factor was extremely high. but i write in the book about some moments that really was the old boys club back there, a time when politicians and journalists interacted in a much different way than they do now. by the time cronkite became anchorman at cbs in 1962, people were getting their news from the evening news of walter cronkite
and it almost became a ritual. you got home from work 9:00 to 5:00, you relax a little, then watch cronkite and have dinner. so his impact is immense. on things like civil rights, gay rights, the women's movement, the environment in the '60s and '70s, cronkite krocronkite insi were covered in a real way. you can't even think about something like the birth. earth day or these images of bull connor in the south and the horrors of jim crow were brought into everybody's living rooms, because cronkite insisted on it. >> i want to get to his relationship with merle, because i think merle thought -- correct me if i'm wrong -- that in some ways, tv should be a bit more methodical and thawed out. when the conventions came around, walter just sort of relished in it. i wonder if that was the advent of 24-hour news. >> i think that's spot-on. in 1952, walter cronkite covered
the democratic and republican conventions and murro thought they were going to be infomercials and it was beneath the dignity of a serious journalist. i'm writing my book about the riff between murrow and cronkite that dated back to world war ii. once those cameras came in and captured stevenson for the democrats and eisenhower in '52, everything changed. the cameras did turn conventions into infomercials and it did lead to a birth of 24-hour news broadcasting. cronkite in '52 taught a seminar on how to talk and how to apply makeup properly, and two of his students were sam rayburn and john f. kennedy. from '52 onwards, you just see television news and special events reporting, which cronkite was the master of, like walking us through the kennedy assassination, or taking us through, you know, the apollo 11 mission. he would go marathon for days. he was known as the iron pants,
became his nickname within cbs culture. >> president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time. 2:00 eastern standard time. >> i remember getting these glasses. i just liked the glasses. and my colleague sort of called them my cronkites. and i picked up that name. but it's interesting when you see him with those glasses talking about the death of john f. kennedy, taking them on, looking at the clock. that was his moment. and that is probably the iconic moment in journalism, and the next i think would probably be 9/11. >> everybody knows that clip. i'll tell you, he came in that day, tafs normal friday. a lot of people had cut out for the weekend and others were having long lunches in new york. he brought cottage cheese and pineapple, signature around the newsroom. he was an old united service press wire service guy. auld always would hear the hum of those machines. he got a shooting in dallas and then he ran with it. he didn't just announce that to
the nation in that famous scene with the nation, but he had to continue all weekend long. he had to report on lee harvey oswald, who he was. and of course, ruby killingham and how did jackie handle the death. i call him like a rabbi or a pastor in chief. he held our hands in a communal way through that long tragedy of the kennedy assassination. >> i love that interview. thank you, douglas. we're not done yet. there's much more insight on the legendary walter cronkite, including why president john f. kennedy became testy with him over an interview and why cronkite encouraged bobby kennedy to run for president against lyndon b. johnson. it's getting away ! where is it ? it's gone. we'll find it. any day can be an adventure. that's why we got a subaru.
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anchors like tom brokaw and dan rather have criticized other cozy relationships between journalists and politicians. i asked douglas brinkley, author of the new book "cronkite" whether close relationships between veteran anchorman walter cronkite and u.s. presidents, whether that was an issue. >> no, it wasn't. cronkite tried to stay objective. but the truth is you all have biases, you have favorites. he got very close to dwight eisenhower because cronkite had covered d day as a wartime correspondent, world war ii. so just had a good amiable relationship. eisenhower always seemed to do well with cronkite. john f. kennedy's relationship with cronkite was quite testy because kennedy wanted to do a do overon an interview like we're doing now. cronkite said no and kennedy was miffed. but he became very close to bobby kennedy. i write in the book that in 1968, walter cronkite even urged bobby kennedy to run for
president, kennedy being a new york senator at that time, and challenged lyndon johnson for the democratic nomination because cronkite had gone to vietnam and was sick by what he saw about the johnson administration and lied to the american people and called the war a stalemate. many people are questioning why would cronkite urge somebody like bobby kennedy to run for president. the answer was vietnam tore the country apart and cronkite stayed in the middle from '65 to '68. once he went in-country, looked around, his sense of being a humanist transcended him being an anchor. >> it seems now more certain than ever that the bloody experience of vietnam is to end in a stalemate. >> i want to talk about this whole idea of liberal and conservative when it comes to news. we hear so much about it now, especially with the advent of cable news and people being on the right and people being on the left. was walter cronkite considered a liberal in those days and did people know about that and was he criticized for it? >> he was not considered a
liberal until 1968 with vietnam, and then he was classified as a dove. and then the nixon crowd -- i listened to all the nixon tapes with people like chuck collison and others going after cronkite. cronkite had become so popular, he was seen as the patriarch. the american people decided long ago they liked uncle walter, so he survived all of that on nixon. after woodward and bernsteins, nobody took a back page story about a robbery at watergate seriously. cronkite did. on cronkite's half an hour broadcast, which with commercials was 23 minutes, he ran a 17-minute piece backing up woodward and bernstein. and that's what turned watergate into a big story. so in a way, cronkite outlasted and outdrew, if you like, lyndon johnson and richard nixon, and
by the time the country was trying to heal with gerald ford and jimmy carter, cronkite was a bigger star, celebrity, more respected than even the presidents of the united states of that era. his last time he did a big election was 1980, reagan won, and again, cronkite was a buddy with ragan. they shared the same sen-- reag. reagan he did well with and eisenhower well. they were republicans, yet he was personally -- fdr, a new liberal. >> he was loved by america, but was he necessarily loved by the men who followed him and the men who preceded him? >> there was a great deal of animosity between murrow and cronkite. dated back to a broken handshake agreement cronkite had made with murrow in 1942. murrow held a bit of a grudge. and dan rather succeeded him in
1981. cronkite was for rather, thought he was a great investigative reporter, but within a year, their relationship soured terribly and got very, very bitter, at least from cronkite's perspective. he just thought rather should be canned and fired. and so it's not a great story there. but, you know, rather, to his credit, kind of just took the kicks of cronkite and just kept doing his job at cbs and doing it well. >> any big surprises in this book? >> many. i mean, i talk about cronkite secretly meeting with daniel elseburg to deal with the pentagon papers. i deal with a group -- a gay raider interrupted the broadcast of cronkite, angry that gay issues were not being covered on cbs. cronkite had to go to court with this guy, mark segal is his name, he runs the gay newspaper in philadelphia, and cronkite tapped segal in the courtroom and said why did you do that?
cronkite decided he was right and started running gay events on the nightly news and segal became one of his closest and dearest friends and cronkite became a spokesman for aids awareness and emceed big benefits with elton john and the like. there are all sorts of surprising stories in the book. >> thanks to the producers and editors who put that together. it was a great, great piece. two great pieces there. the book is called "cronkite", by douglas brinkley. i love this book. good stuff. he has been the naked chef and he has started a food revolution. i'm talking about jamie oliver. he knows his way around a kitchen certainly. but when it comes to his wife's cooking, well, hear what he told our eye reporter. as a police chief, i have an opportunity to affect what happens in a major city. if you want to make a difference, you have to have the right education. university of phoenix opened the door.
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had to learn to lie over the years about how great it is. it's really, really not good. she cooks really well for the kids, bizarrely. the kids eat really well when i'm not around. but if my mrs. ever asks you to come around for a dinner party and she's cooking, don't come. >> i was wondering how you get your kids to eat all the healthy foods because my mom tries really hard, both me and my siblings are a little too picky. >> basically, you can do things like smoothies and hide things in there that are delicious. but of course, as far as real food is concerned, just having fun with it, getting kids involved, learning thousand make things delicious is the key. and at the end of the day, as long as you little ones like give things a try, your taste buds are going to change as you get older anyway and things you never would have eaten you're going to love. so mom, keep trying, you're doing a great job. little ones, give her a break. >> jamie, i'm curious to know what you thought your biggest
challenge was when approaching schools about a new healthy menu and how you overcame that challenge. >> the biggest challenge i think was even getting in school. in l.a., i was work for abc, primetime, and for certainly at the time, one of the biggest food shows in the country. and i couldn't get access to tell the truth about the state of food in the second biggest school district in the country. and the thing that i did to get around it was i realized there was an old los angeles law where the school board came together every two weeks and it was open to all public. so basically what i did was just kept turning up with a full-on primetime abc film crew, four, five guys, cameras everywhere. >> i make the decision. you will not be in our schools. >> is it okay to mix two dinners together? >> look, here's the thing. if i took a spielberg film and cut half of it up and put it with another spielberg film, is it going to be any good? probably not.
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police in canada have captured a bear who ate the body of a paroled convicted killer. the royal canadian mounted police say the police found the body of rory nelson wagner inside a car, consumed parts of him, and then dragged the rest of the body away. they don't know what killed wagner, who had been missing for a week we should say. officials say they plan to put the bear down, noting it approached the body when it was not in decomposition. >> there wasn't a lot of scent around the vehicle or even around the person. so it was certainly concerning that it felt comfortable enough to remove this person from the vehicle. >> wagner was on parole after serving time for the 1993 murder of a man he thought had sexually assaulted his relative. arrested for dui on a lawnmower. sounds like a country music song. and you probably heard a lot of
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try to get his attention, and he just kept saying go around, go around. >> i have traffic with a lawnmower. >> reporter: the officer pulled him over in a parking lot in jackson, wisconsin, where a curb stopped him. >> charles, how much did you have to drink tonight? >> one beer. >> just one beer? >> one beer. >> 69-year-old charles gray wasn't happy about having to take sobriety tests. turns out he had three previous drunk driving arrests in cars. when he took the breathalyzer -- >> and blow. >> reporter: -- it resulted in his first arrest for dui on a lawnmower. >> you had more than one beer. you had .219. >> i had one beer. >> you're over double. >> reporter: it's been a weird week for vehicles ending up in places they shouldn't be. in a place called little canada, minnesota customers at this bar were shooting the breeze. watch the woman on the end take a last sip. and then boom. police say the 51-year-old woman
who drove her truck into the bar likely had a diabetic condition. >> it happened like that. you didn't have time to react. >> reporter: paz sizinski was the bartender. he just barely got out of the way in time. three people were pinned pape total of six went to the hospital. but no one died. the impact left this customer dazed. and watch the woman who had been beside him get up and lift debris out of the way. in huntington, long island this week a 21-year-old accused of being drunk drove a red mercedes through a house, ending up in the back yard. the homeowners weren't hurt. "the new york daily news" dubbed it a drive-thru. and speaking of drive-thrus, how about the guy police say went loco about a taco after a beef about too little beef? or maybe it was chicken. 23-year-old mike the smith picked up his food at the taco bell drive-thru in a suburb of dayton, ohio. but police say he came back to the restaurant saying he was short a taco.
words were exchanged. >> he was just very sarcastic and rude. >> reporter: he then drove through the front entrance. police followed a trail of fluid from his truck and arrested him at home. when they say take out, they don't mean take out the entrance. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> all right, jeanne. tonight at 10:00 p.m., four bizarre body mutilation cases, and police believe a new designer street drug that looks like bath salt may be to blame. it can be injected, snorted, smoked, or even ingested with liquid. and the shocking part, the drug is legal in many places. we'll show you the devastating effects of it and talk with a former user who overdosed on it. make sure you tune in tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. i wanted to get through that quickly because i just want to tell you we have some breaking news coming in to cnn. and it is a mall shooting. it's at the eaton center in toronto. we are working on it. cnn's confirmed that there is a shooting. a number of fatalities or injuries unknown at this time, but we'll bring you the very latest at 10:00 p.m. but again, toronto police confirm to cnn that there's been a shooting at the eaton center
shopping mall in toronto. it happened around 6:30 p.m. eastern time. it's about an hour and a half ago. i'm don lemon at the the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. sigh back here at 10:00 p.m. eastern. in the meantime, cnn presents "the women who would be queen" "the women who would be queen" begins in just a few moments. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com a prince looking for love. >> catherine and prince william have been going out together. >> a commoner destined to be queen. >> my mother's engagement ring. it's my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today. >> it's quite a daunting prospect. >> a great day for the royal family. >> reporter: one family hoping to get it right this time around. >> princess diana has died. >> reporter: all haunted by